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Join PBS Learning Media to bring stories from the battlefront into American history, world history, and health classrooms. Analyze artifacts and oral histories that uncover the most important experiences of a nation during times of conflict. Use recent veterans’ personal stories to engage in a discussion of how the choice to become a soldier and the experience of serving relates to personal values and goals. And much more. 

Browse some of the topics below and visit PBS Learning Media to see more educational resources for teachers and students. 

PBS NewsHour
Explore the effects that life in military families has on children in this video from PBS NewsHour, produced on Veterans Day 2013.

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Family History

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Family History

Family stories are a rich window on the past. These lesson plans and videos which spin off of artifacts and family heirlooms featured in History Detectives episodes offer students opportunities to dig deeper into their own family history.

Rebel: Loretta Velasquez: Civil War Soldier and Spy

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Rebel: Loretta Velasquez: Civil War Soldier and Spy

Using excerpts from the documentary film Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Civil War Soldier and Spy as a guide, students will: consider how factors such as gender and race shape our understanding of history.

The Way We Get By: Coming Home from War

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The Way We Get By: Coming Home from War

Classrooms can use this resource to conduct an investigation that compares and contrasts the homecoming experiences of soldiers who served in World War II, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor

In this educational unit about World War II, students will learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor. The unit includes video interviews with WWII veterans, a student research handout, and a lesson plans.

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